Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, a French-Canadian former Overwatch pro, has all but left his esports career behind after finding huge success as a streamer. The 25-year-old’s exuberant and energetic style, combined with him playing a diverse array of games and reacting to some of the internet’s weirdest content, has seen his popularity soar.
This popularity has not only translated into a large follower count (well over 4 million) but it has also resulted in xQc consistently being one of the most subbed-to streamers on Twitch. He almost consistently has over 40,000 subscribers on the platform.
During the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, the extremely talented xQc was selected to play for Dallas Fuel. While a career in competitive Overwatch seemed certain, his time with the Fuel was marred by controversy and suspensions for everything from homophobic slurs to using disparaging language towards OWL casters.
Despite his OWL career not always going to plan, xQc has represented Canada internationally as the country’s main tank at the Overwatch World Cup on three occasions. He was even crowned MVP of the 2017 World Cup for helping Canada reach the final, where they eventually lost to South Korea.
Esports has now taken a back seat for xQc so he can prioritise streaming, and since doing so has become one of the most talked about and trending streamers in the world. He is renowned for his over-the-top reactions to videos and memes, his animated rants and outbursts, and for playing some of the strangest games on the market.
In 2019, xQc played a total of 365 unique games, averaging a different title every day. While he most frequently streams Overwatch and Just Chatting content, he has played everything from well-known games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to obscure titles like Moshpit Simulator and Babysitter Bloodbath.
xQc was also the most watched streamer on Twitch for 2020, with a total of 147 million hours of watch time.
Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about xQc.
What is xQc’s net worth?
It is estimated that xQc has a net worth in the region of $1.5-3 million as a result of his high subscriber count on Twitch and revenue from views on his YouTube channel.
Unlike other streamers, xQc doesn’t really have many other sources of income aside from his Twitch and YouTube revenue. He very rarely takes on sponsorship deals and made a relatively small amount of money in comparison from Overwatch esports.
He is, however, signed to Luminosity Gaming as an influencer, and will have been paid a handsome sum for the deal.
How much does xQc earn?
From his Twitch and YouTube revenue, xQC can earn around $1-2 million a year from streaming and content creation.
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Thanks to consistently being one of the most subscribed-to streamers on Twitch and averaging audiences close to 20,000 per stream, xQc makes an impressive amount of money from streaming. Based on his current subscriber count, xQc is estimated to earn over $135,000 a month from those subs alone.
He also frequently uploads reaction videos and stream highlights to his YouTube channel, which can rack up hundreds of thousands of views. Depending on advertising engagement, xQc could earn anywhere up to $1 million a year.
He has also released lines of merchandise in the past, which have all sold out pretty rapidly after becoming available.
What is xQc’s set up?
- Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q
- Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL
- Mouse: Logitech G Pro
- Headset: HyperX Cloud II
- Webcam: BRIO Ultra HD Pro
- Microphone: Shure SM7B
Unlike many other streamers, xQc likes to keep his streams simple and natural. No fancy streaming room, no state of the art set up. Just a desk, camera, chair, and a decent gaming setup in the corner of his room to play his diverse range of games on.
In fact, he really dislikes the idea of having an elaborate streaming setup in its own separate room, saying that he doesn’t want it to feel like he’s “going to work.”
His simple setup consists of an ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q, a Logitech gaming mouse, a SteelSeries mechanical keyboard, and a HyperX Cloud headset.
His gaming PC runs on an Intel I9-9900K processor, a Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master mainboard and a high spec EVGA GeForce GPU.
Where is xQc from?
XQc is from Canada, and has even represented his nation internationally playing competitive Overwatch. He is, however, French-Canadian, which explains why some words have a certain twang when he talks. He can also speak French.
Does xQc play Overwatch?
When it comes to playing professional Overwatch, xQc’s career is rather spotty. While xQc has represented Canada at the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Overwatch World Cups as the team’s main tank, his career competing for an organisation or franchise in the Overwatch League is pretty much closed.
He was part of Dallas Fuel’s roster during the first two seasons of the Overwatch League, but struggled to make a lasting impact after a number of controversies and suspensions.
XQc was a substitute for the LA Gladiators Legion during 2019 for the Overwatch Contenders League, however he is now completely without a spot in Overwatch esports after the team revealed it wouldn’t be competing in the 2020 Contenders competition.